| By Brian Coleman
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The Wheatley girl’s tennis team defeated Oceanside 4-2 on Tuesday in what was the final matchup in Conference B-II play before the playoffs begin. The seventh and final doubles match of the day was called a draw due to darkness. In the first singles match, Ashley Lessin of Wheatley defeated Mara Stewart of Oceanside in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. The second singles match saw Kelsey Shields off Wheatley knock off Julietta Eulua in straight sets as well, 6-2, 6-3.

“I think I played well,” said Shields. “I thought I was consistent and served well enough to win.”

Both players will be competing in the Nassau County Individual Championships this weekend at Eisenhower Park.

In doubles play, Olivia Gatoff & Sabrina Goldbaum won the first set easily, and then held on against Oceanside's, Jessica Schwarz & Shannon Mullins. The Wheatley duo won in straight sets, 6-0, 7-5.

“We worked well together today,” said Goldbaum. “I was great at the net and she was great at the baseline.”

The clincher for Wheatley was in third doubles as Dani Joel & Fallon Roher defeated the team of Maggie Poulous & Sara Dauber 6-2, 6-3. This match was very entertaining and was much closer than the score would indicate.

In the fourth doubles match, Jillian Gothelf & Brittney Gickerman of Wheatley and Rebecca Herz & Sami Bloecker of Oceanside went to a third-set tie-breaker before being called due to darkness.

It was a final tuneup for both teams, as both Wheatley and Oceanside each set their sights on the County playoffs which begin Thursday.

October 15, 2013 Wheatley vs. Oceanside Results

►Ashley Lessin def. Mara Stewart 6-4, 6-2
►Kelsey Shields def. Julietta Eulua 6-2, 6-3
►Montaine Legoutil-Maier def. Jellian Breslin 6-1, 6-0
►Olivia Gatoff/Sabrina Goldbaum def. Jessica Schwarz/Shannon Mullins 6-0, 7-5
►Kelsey Dass/Danielle Bloecker def. Maddy D’Ambrosio/Courtney Schwartz 6-2, 6-1
►Fallon Roher/Dani Joel def. Maggie Poulous/Sara Dauber 6-2, 6-3
►Jillian Gothelf/Brittney Gickerman and Rebecca Herz/Sami Bloecker (suspended due to darkness)

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Brian Coleman

Brian Coleman is the Senior Editor for Long Island Tennis Magazine. He may be reached at brianc@usptennis.com